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Mental Health Practitioner

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Oct 2022

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Barton Moss is commissioned by the Youth Justice Services, all young people are either on remand or sentenced via the criminal courts. GMMH provide an equitable Healthcare provision whilst the young people are detained at Barton Moss

To contribute to the provision of a high-quality healthcare service for young people across two Secure Children's Homes (SCHs), within the Health and Justice Directorate. The role will be predominantly based at Barton Moss but there will be the occasion where cover will have to be provided at Marydale SCH in St Helens.

Main duties of the job

As a member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team, the post holder is responsible for completing an assessment using the Comprehensive Health Assessment Tool (CHAT). Following this assessment and whilst young people are resident you will have to manage a caseload of young people.

Ensuring a range of assessments and interventions are implemented and evaluated with the young person their families/carers and other members of the multiagency/disciplinary team, as appropriate.

The post holder will be expected to work very closely with the residential staff to help develop their skills and develop joint care plans to manage risks and meet the needs of the young people.

The post holder will provide assessment and therapy/treatment services for young people who experience problems with mental health associated with trauma due to significant care and life events. There will be intense liaison with statutory and non-statutory agencies and services, including Social services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, prisons and other services, as required.

The post holder will provide specialist clinical sessions to meet the needs of the young people.

The Post Holder will be part of the model of care being implemented into the Secure Childrens Homes which is formulation based care.

The post holder will pro-actively contribute to service and practice developments initiatives within the Network Business Plan which is a reflection of local and national developments.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description Job responsibilities

The young people present with a range of diverse needs including complex trauma, neurodiversity, and common mental health difficulties (e.g., anxiety and depression).

These co-occur alongside concerns about risk to themselves and / or others, as well as risk from others, often in the form of exploitation. The post involves working within a multidisciplinary mental and physical healthcare team to undertake specialist assessments and interventions directly with young people, their families and carers.

The post-holder will provide assessment and intervention for their caseload of young people, working closely with other members of the MDT, residential and education staff, and wider agencies such as Social Care or criminal justice agencies.

The role involves collaborating with other colleagues to continue implementation of an NHS England integrated care initiative (SECURE STAIRS). This may involve contributing to service development, delivering training or consultation to other professionals, or providing supervision to support the integration of formulation-led care.

See attached detailed job description and person specification.

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification Qualification Essential
  • Registered with the NMC
Experience Essential
  • A knowledge of working with young people
  • Working within a CAMHS team
Post Registration Development Essential
  • Evidence of post registration development
  • Evidence of additional study after registration, eg Cognitive Behavioural Therapy qualification, Motivational Interviewing
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Post holder able to provide packages of care to young people in liaison with the MDT.
  • The post holder must be able to engage with the young people to ensure effective monitoring of risk/mental health and recognise early warning signs of relapse.
  • Is able to work independently, monitoring own caseload.
  • Has been involved in the development and implementation of change within a service.
Other Requirements Essential
  • The post holder will be required to travel between units so having the means and skills to do this is essential.

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